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Our Team

Our diverse team is comprised of staff, volunteers, and members that are passionate about inciting tangible change in Maryland’s criminal legal system.


Meet them below... 


Nicole Hanson-Mundell is an expert on criminal justice policy and re-entry in Maryland. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Out for Justice, a member-led nonprofit organization for returning citizens working to reform local and statewide reentry policies. Nicole leads Out for Justice by advancing its mission to engage, educate and empower those with criminal records to lead the change they want to see. In this role, she has organized large-scale expungement events and clinics, registered returning citizens to vote, supported high-risk individuals in navigating life after release, and collaborated with Morgan State University to conduct a re-entry health needs assessment research project in Baltimore City.


Dwan Burton is a Philadelphia native who has spent the past 17 years in the DMV. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Lincoln University and a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is passionate about reforming policies that target minority or formerly incarcerated communities and has spent the past six years serving in various capacities within Out For Justice, including grant management, organizational operations and fund management. She now serves as the organization's Chief of Operations.


She can be contacted at: 


MJ Sutton

Rapid Response Coordinator

MJ Sutton, a native Washingtonian and Morgan State alum, has spent close to a decade advocating for returning citizens and victims of domestic violence.  She has served on the Domestic Violence Board for Anne Arundel County and been a guest lecturer on Alternatives to Trial for CCBC law classes.  Her lifelong experience as a directly-impacted individual, coupled with her passion for serving and empowering individuals, is what she brings to Out For Justice.  She aims to aid individuals in finding their voice and becoming the author and narrator of their own life’s success story. 

She can be reached at

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